is lomography any good?

Righty-ho, so I’ve been trying out this whole lomo thing for a while now – and with different cameras and different films – I try b&w film (Ilford) and colour (mainly Kodak and Fuji superia), I’ve tried different ISO speed films – 100, 200, 400 and 800 so far, I’ve tried the Lomo LC-A, the Lomo DianaF+ (both with 120 film and 35mm film) and the Holga…

How has it been so far?

– pretty hard going – at least I’d photographed with film in the past (a long time ago) but even then it’s hard to get used to not really having a focus, needing to really estimate the light, trying to figure out how long you’re gonna keep the lens open for (especially when it’s as manual as the DianaF+ and you have it as long as you feel like)…”don’t think, just shoot?” – it’s harder than it sounds!

– pretty awesome – once you’ve got the hang of it and after you’ve most likely ‘wasted’ a whole bunch of films (too dark, too blurry, no-idea-what-that-was-supposed-to-be…)

– sooo satisfactory – when you start getting the hang of it you’ll start loving it. You send the films off to be developed and you simple can’t wait to get them back – the anticipation builds and you’re like a little kid on Christmas morning when the processed film gets back to you…

– totally addictive – your friends will start getting annoyed with the fact you’re constantly carrying these weird big plastic cameras around and accuse you of being a total wannabe hipster or shoreditch-dickhead, but you just can’t help yourself…

And if you’re anything like me, it will totally get you back into shooting film again – I’m now totally hooked on the pentax analogue SLR – it weighs a ton and I’m constantly schlepping spare rolls of film, but its so worth it!!

Red nails and a cigarette…

My hands are small, I know
But they’re not yours, they are my own
But they’re not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken

hand photography and jewellery

And I am never broken
We are never broken
We are God’s eyes
God’s hands
God’s mind
We are God’s eyes
God’s hands
God’s heart
We are God’s eyes
God’s hands
God’s eyes
We are God’s hands
We are God’s hands

red nailpolish, jewellery and a cigarette

*lyrics from “Hands” by Jewel.

my first lomo pictures

I haven’t really being taking lomo pictures very long, I’m only on about my 12th roll of film right now (and have sent the last 6 off for development, so not got those back yet) – so am definitely a total lomography beginner still…

Here are some of my older pictures from some of my first roles:

35mm lomo photo diana f+ 35mm back

This was my first role of 35mm film put into my Diana F+ (bright pink obviously) – I made the mistake of going for 200 iso film – when I’d been previously playing with 400 iso and not taking that into consideration…boo!

35mm back on Diana F+ pink camera